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Are the innovations emerging from machine learning sufficient to offset the environmental costs of computing and beyond?

In time, I believe machine learning and artificial intelligence in general are going to make significant contributions to almost everything, but the big questions is whether we’re going to see anything significant in the short-term to make a difference.

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Environment Innovation Science & Physics Technology

Scientists create wood that could compete with concrete and steel

The super-strong wood that could…

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Apple Google Innovation Microsoft Software & Hardware Technology

Siri speaks, the future is found

Maybe you didn’t notice, but on October the 4th 2011, Apple entered the search engine market with Siri, and from that moment on, casual search will never be the same…

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Apple Google Innovation Legal & Politics Microsoft Software & Hardware Technology

A legal revolution to re-start innovation evolution

Innovation is expensive and wasteful, and it doesn’t matter if you’re living tissue or leading-edge technology, the same rules apply. What we need is a revolution in patent legislation to help start an evolution of innovation…

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Environment Innovation Science & Physics Technology

Will earthquake-hit Japan herald a “greener” energy future?

With each passing day, the earthquake and tsunami stricken nuclear reactors skirting the wrecked east coast of Japan bring into sharp focus the questions concerning the reliability of nuclear power. Could the events in Japan hasten development of “greener”, sustainable energy technologies?